[VAGUE DE CHALEUR] If during a heat wave, our body reminds us that we must drink water, we may also want to add a little bit of pep, to have fun! Discover in this slideshow 15 fruity drink recipes that will make your glass of water more appealing.
To make up for water loss through perspiration, breathing, urine, and bowel movements, we usually need to drink at least 1 liter to 1.5 liters of water, plus water from foods like fruits and vegetables. But in periods of high heat, as is the case everywhere in France this week, you must add 500 ml of additional water, or even more. as soon as the temperature exceeds 38°.
Hot weather: why should you drink more than usual?
If we don’t drink enough, our metabolism will start to slow down. Besides some symptoms like headaches, fatigue and dry skin, some bodily functions will be impaired. Find out here in infographic cWhat does lack of water do to your body?.
Do not wait to be thirsty to drink because when the feeling of thirst appears, our body has already lost between 1 and 2% of its weight in water. So to encourage you to drink more than usual on these hot days, here are some easy-to-prepare recipes that also have the flavor of summer.
- If you are a parent: offer your children to drink fresh water at least every hour, and at night when they wake up. If their diet is diversified, favor foods rich in water (fresh fruits and vegetables, compotes, dairy products, etc.).
- If you are an elderly person : consume at least the equivalent of eight glasses per day (ie 800 ml), the ideal being a daily consumption of thirteen to fourteen glasses. It is possible to combine water with syrup or to drink gazpachos or cold soups.
- If you have a pet : make sure he always has something to drink and can protect himself from the sun. Faced with a high temperature, animals are also sensitive.
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